June 2009 monthly sea ice data is now out for NH and SH. (Continuing prior sea ice post here.)
The global sea ice anomaly in June 2009 remained positive. Over the 1979-2009 period, there is zero trend in global sea ice anomaly, with a SH increasing trend offsetting a NH decreasing trend. June 2009 NH anomaly was not remarkable.
Daily sea ice anomaly through July 9, 2009 are running at about the median of the past 7 years, about half a million sq km behind 2006-2007 but slightly ahead of 2008.